BROMBERG, Frederick George

1837–1930

Biography

BROMBERG, Frederick George, a Representative from Alabama; born in New York City June 19, 1837; moved with his parents to Mobile, Ala., in February 1838; attended the public schools; was graduated from Harvard University in 1858; studied chemistry at Harvard University 1861-1863; tutor of mathematics at Harvard University 1863-1865; appointed treasurer of the city of Mobile in July 1867 by Maj. Gen. John Pope, who commanded the department, and served until January 19, 1869; member of the State senate 1868-1872; appointed postmaster of Mobile in July 1869 but was removed in June 1871; chairman of the Alabama delegation to the Liberal Republican Convention at Cincinnati in 1872; elected as a Liberal Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessfully contested the election of Jeremiah Haralson to the Forty-fourth Congress; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice in Mobile, Ala.; Alabama commissioner of the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893; president of the State bar association in 1906; died in Mobile, Ala., on September 4, 1930; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Montgomery, AL
Papers: In the Alabama State Bar Association Photograph Collection, 1879-1915, 1 folder. Subjects include Frederick George Bromberg.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1867-1874, 14 letters. Papers of Frederick George Bromberg, 1867-1874.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection

Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1738-1930, 7 linear feet. The papers of Frederick George Bromberg chiefly contain correspondence, legal documents, and other papers relating to Fredrick Bromberg's cases, typically with estates and other real estate. Included among his clients was an American mining operation in Mexico (Cedral Mines?) and material appears, 1910 and following, describing unrest in Mexico. Material also appears relating to Reconstruction, Alabama politics (chiefly after 1875), and the Freedmen's Bureau in Mobile. An unpublished inventory is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Bromberg, Frederick George. Address of the president, Frederick G. Bromberg, delivered before the Alabama Bar Association at Montgomery, June 28th, 1907. [Montgomery?: N.p., 1907].

------. The reconstruction period in Alabama. [Mobile?]: For the Bienville Monument Fund, [1911-14].

Sizemore, Margaret Davidson. "Frederick G. Bromberg of Mobile: An Illustrious Character, 1837-1928." The Alabama Review 29 (April 1976): 104-12.

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